Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did two practice exams, showing improvement on the second one. She is learning how to formulate the answer in her mind before looking at the answer choices."
"The student's practice essays have improved dramatically since our first meeting. He did two more timed essays, one argument and one issue, and his issue essay is starting to become as well written and pointed as his arguments. He is much better at quickly forming a thesis and examples to support it, and now we are working on small stylistic techniques and details to push him to the top percentile for the actual test. The student also completed a very difficult practice verbal section. We went through the ones he got wrong, focusing on the sentence equivalence questions. He typically selects at least one correct word (an improvement from our first sessions) and now we are working on techniques to improve his chances of picking the second word correctly. All in all, I am happy to say I see progress every week and he is to be commended for effective study habits in preparation for the exam."
"The student and I continued our process of using a warm-up GRE passage and questions before taking an online, test-climate Verbal section with SE, TC, and RC. After the exam, we reviewed his answers. I suggested that the student map out the difficult sentences and look for the key words and transitions to break-down and better follow the line of thinking. Overall, he will continue to work on how he approaches the problems and the possible answer choices to be more decidedly strategic and on the offensive."